After working long shifts and coming home to a house full of chores or kids it’s hard to get excited about being intimate. At the end of the day, you would much rather fall into your bed and catch up on some well needed sleep. This is completely normal but it can be helped. There are several ways you can boost your libido without heading to the doctor and asking for help.
There are several foods that can boost your libido as well as several foods that have the complete opposite effect. You will want to avoid foods that have excessive amounts of dairy in them as well as processed baked goods. Some of the foods you should turn to would be watermelon, chocolate covered strawberries (as long as its dark chocolate), walnuts, tomatoes and pomegranate juices have all been known to help the libido.
If you have weight to lose this should definitely be a motivational tool. The more weight you lose, the better you will feel which means the more intimate time you will want to have. Of course there is actually a medical reason behind this too, which is excess body fat inhibits testosterone production which decreases your libido. During exercise you will also increase your blood flow which helps your libido as well.
Zinc is the first thing doctors have patients try when they have a problem producing enough testosterone. Since zinc helps produce testosterone it makes this list as well. Zinc can be taken by a pill or you can get it from food. Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc so they are usually the first choice.
Stress is one of the biggest reasons people have a reduced libido. One of the best ways to reduce stress is getting a massage. You and your partner can take turns giving each other a massage, which will enhance both of your libidos. Try adding some warm massaging oils to make the experience even better.
One glass of wine can help you calm down after a hard day. It can also reduce stress and ease any tension you may have. Moderation is the key to wine though, because more than one glass can have reverse effects. More than one glass of wine and you can become depressed, tired or not able to perform at all.
Another big reason couples don’t seem to have as much intimate time is because they are tired. Day to day life can be exhausting especially if you add stress and kids to the mix. Sometimes life is just too tiring so any spare time is used for sleep. Start by going to bed a few minutes earlier the night before so you can be better rested.